Snowshoe Before Christmas?
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Envy
October 28, 2009
Member since 02/10/2009 🔗
24 posts
Thinking of taking advantage of a $95 ski n stay for 3 nights get the 4th free between Dec 19th and the 23rd.
How will the conditions be? Western Territory open?
Tucker
October 28, 2009
Member since 03/14/2005 🔗
893 posts
Conditions will be crowded.
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
October 28, 2009
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
3,107 posts
Not sure I agree that it will be crowded, depends on how much natural snow and snowmaking weather we have had...ie, how man trails are open. Doubt that Western Territory will be open, but one can hope if the winter forecast pans out.
Last year the Shoe offered a money back guarantee if you booked and changed your mind for pre Christmas stays. Give them a shout!
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David
October 28, 2009
Member since 06/28/2004 🔗
2,444 posts
Originally Posted By: Tucker
Conditions will be crowded.


With a chance of being taken out by a 13 year old.
SCWVA
October 28, 2009
Member since 07/13/2004 🔗
1,051 posts
Saturday may have some crowds, but the rest of the of your trip you should have the place to yourself. The conditions should be good, unlike most of the places in the Mid-Atlantic, if SS opens a trail there's usually 2-3' of snow on it.

There's a slim chance Cupp will be open, but I doubt Shays will be open.
kwillg6
October 29, 2009
Member since 01/18/2005 🔗
2,031 posts
I have seen the shoe at 100% by Christmas. I've also see it with just a couple of ribbons down gandy open. Ma Nature needs to cooperate. The week AFTER the 25th is when it is crowded. Before the holiday is generally not too bad, hence the lure them in rates.
David
October 29, 2009
Member since 06/28/2004 🔗
2,444 posts
If we have another good early season then Christmas skiing at Snowshoe could be awesome!

http://www.dcski.com/ubbthreads33/ubbthr...=true#Post49221

Here's a little weather info for the week before X-mas last year
http://www.dcski.com/ubbthreads33/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=49093&page=1
pagamony - DCSki Supporter
October 29, 2009
Member since 02/23/2005 🔗
838 posts
We've been there the last two years on the 4 days right before xmas, just due to the fact they had the most reliable snow at that time. (hint-hint to the CV area). Last year, an outlier, even most of silver creek and cupp run was open. That is also when their early season discounts end. However, I would *not* encourage others to do so, really, I might get in your way and the slopes are crowded enough already. You wouldn't like it :-)
fishnski
October 29, 2009
Member since 03/27/2005 🔗
3,530 posts
Snowshoe had 92 inches of Snow fall before x-Mas last year..Whats the odds of another Good runup to the holidays?
Tucker
October 31, 2009
Member since 03/14/2005 🔗
893 posts
Yeah, I guess crowded is a relative statement...and I just don't ski at the shoe because to me it's to crowded w/ to many out of control skiers...however I guess I am comparing it to Canaan Valley when you ski at Timberline and Canaan where, aside from holidays, during the week employees almost always outnumber skiers(and most of the employees don't even ski) and there are never lift lines...but yeah terrain is limited early season...
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